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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton Defense

Army testing air defense system integration

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Defense

Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.


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Technology

NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop the regulations to allow integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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Business

Long-lead components contract awarded for CH-53K LRIP

Posted  April 20, 2016

Sikorsky photograph The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the CH-53K is a new-build helicopter that will expand the fleet’s ability to move more material, more rapidly throughout the area of responsibility using proven and mature technologies. Designed to lift nearly 14 tons at a mission radius of 110 nautical miles in Navy…

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Defense

633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted  April 20, 2016

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six …”

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Business

Aurora successfully flies subscale X-plane aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

Aurora Flight Sciences announced April 18 that a subscale vehicle demonstrator of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility.

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Defense

Many AFMC employees to convert to AcqDemo Pay, Appraisal System

Posted  April 20, 2016

Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12, 2016. For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, 2016, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation…

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